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Published: July 25, 2014 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Content: 707 Pages | 84 Illustrations
Editor(s): Charu C. Aggarwal
Charu C. Aggarwal is a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. A fellow of the IEEE and the ACM, he is the author/editor of ten books, an associate editor of several journals, and the vice-president of the SIAM Activity Group on Data Mining. Dr. Aggarwal has published over 200 papers, has applied for or been granted over 80 patents, and has received numerous honors, including the IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award and EDBT 2014 Test of Time Award. His research interests include performance analysis, databases, and data mining. He earned a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Data Classification

Features

  • Integrates different perspectives from the pattern recognition, database, data mining, and machine learning communities
  • Presents an overview of the core methods in data classification
  • Covers recent problem domains, such as graphs and social networks
  • Discusses advanced methods for enhancing the quality of the underlying classification results

Summary

Comprehensive Coverage of the Entire Area of Classification

Research on the problem of classification tends to be fragmented across such areas as pattern recognition, database, data mining, and machine learning. Addressing the work of these different communities in a unified way,Data Classification: Algorithms and Applications explores the underlying algorithms of classification as well as applications of classification in a variety of problem domains, including text, multimedia, social network, and biological data.

This comprehensive book focuses on three primary aspects of data classification:

Methods
The book first describes common techniques used for classification, including probabilistic methods, decision trees, rule-based methods, instance-based methods, support vector machine methods, and neural networks.

Domains
The book then examines specific methods used for data domains such as multimedia, text, time-series, network, discrete sequence, and uncertain data. It also covers large data sets and data streams due to the recent importance of the big data paradigm.

Variations

The book concludes with insight on variations of the classification process. It discusses ensembles, rare-class learning, distance function learning, active learning, visual learning, transfer learning, and semi-supervised learning as well as evaluation aspects of classifiers.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Data Classification Charu C. Aggarwal

Feature Selection for Classification: A Review Jiliang Tang, Salem Alelyani, and Huan Liu

Probabilistic Models for Classification Hongbo Deng, Yizhou Sun, Yi Chang, and Jiawei Han

Decision Trees: Theory and Algorithms Victor E. Lee, Lin Liu, and Ruoming Jin

Rule-Based Classification Xiao-Li Li and Bing Liu

Instance-Based Learning: A Survey Charu C. Aggarwal

Support Vector Machines Po-Wei Wang and Chih-Jen Lin

Neural Networks: A Review Alain Biem

A Survey of Stream Classification Algorithms Charu C. Aggarwal

Big Data Classification Hanghang Tong

Text Classification Charu C. Aggarwal and ChengXiang Zhai

Multimedia Classification Shiyu Chang, Wei Han, Xianming Liu, Ning Xu, Pooya Khorrami, and Thomas S. Huang

Time Series Data Classification Dimitrios Kotsakos and Dimitrios Gunopulos

Discrete Sequence Classification Mohammad Al Hasan

Collective Classification of Network Data Ben London and Lise Getoor

Uncertain Data Classification Reynold Cheng, Yixiang Fang, and Matthias Renz

Rare Class Learning Charu C. Aggarwal

Distance Metric Learning for Data Classification Fei Wang

Ensemble Learning Yaliang Li, Jing Gao, Qi Li, and Wei Fan

Semi-Supervised Learning Kaushik Sinha

Transfer Learning Sinno Jialin Pan

Active Learning: A Survey Charu C. Aggarwal, Xiangnan Kong, Quanquan Gu, Jiawei Han, and Philip S. Yu

Visual Classification Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio

Evaluation of Classification Methods Nele Verbiest, Karel Vermeulen, and Ankur Teredesai

Educational and Software Resources for Data Classification Charu C. Aggarwal

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